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Introduction: The endoparasitoid Tetrastichus howardi (Olliff, 1893) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) can be reared with the alternative host Tenebrio molitor (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Host storage at low temperatures can regulate parasitoid production...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26865v1
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Thermal stress is a key issue for species dominant within ecosystems especially those that carry out key ecosystem service roles. When assessing the impacts of climate change it is critical to assess its biotic impacts relative to other anthropogenic changes to...

["Ecology","Entomology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26854v1
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Sabah, northern Borneo is one of the world’s most well-recognized biodiversity hotspots famous for the incredible diversity of its flora and fauna. Plenty of studies of leaf beetle fauna from this region have been conducted over the past 30 years. Yet, our knowledge...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26801v1
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Ant-mediated seed dispersal, also known as myrmecochory, is a widespread and important mutualism that structures both plant and insect communities. However the extent to which myrmecochory is driven by abiotic and biotic environmental factors remains unclear. We...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26783v1
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Potential negative effects of the synthetic veterinary pharmaceutical, Ivermectin, on non-target fauna have generated a search for less-toxic alternatives. Thus, Neem plant extract (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) has been used as a natural alternative to replace Ivermectin...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Entomology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26770v1
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The Lepidoptera is one of the most widespread and recognisable insect orders. Due to their remarkable diversity, economic and ecological importance, moths and butterflies have been studied extensively over the last 200 years. More recently, the relationship between...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26768v1
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The study of biodiversity within the spatiotemporal continuum of evolution, e.g., studying local communities, population dynamics, or phylogenetic diversity, has been important to properly identify and describe the current biodiversity crisis. However, it has become...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26661v2
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Environmental changes will alter many environmental factors in the coming years including temperature, precipitation, humidity, and the amount of solar radiation reaching the earth’s surface, which in turn will have an impact on living organisms like invertebrates....

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26722v1
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The beetle genus Cephaloleia has evolved in association with tropical ginger plants and for many species their specific host plant associations are known. Here we show that the core microbiome of six closely-related Costa Rican Cephaloleia species comprises only...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26692v1
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Metabarcoding is a popular application which warrants continued methods optimization. To maximize barcoding inferences, hierarchy-based sequence classification methods are increasingly common. We present methods for the construction and curation of a database designed...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26662v1
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Background. The determination of parous rates in mosquitoes, despite numerous shortcomings, remains a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of control programs and to determine vectorial capacity in malaria vectors. Two dissection techniques are used for this. For...

["Ecology","Entomology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26606v1
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Honey bee colonies suffer from various pathogens, including honey bee viruses. About 24 viruses have been reported so far. However, six of them are considered to cause severe infection which inflicts heavy losses on beekeeping. The aim of this study is to detect...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genetics","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26595v1
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Hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) are among the most important pollinators, although they attract less attention than bees. They are usually thought to be rather opportunistic flower visitors, although previous studied demonstrated that they show colour preferences...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26516v1
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We repeatedly sampled eight sites on the Crooked River in British Columbia’s Arctic watershed for adult and nymph mayflies (Ephemeroptera) over the course of two years. Using taxonomic keys and DNA-barcoding we report eight new species records for the province....

["Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26461v1
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The Lyonet’s gland is a widespread accessory labial gland in Lepidoptera. Albeit its function is ambiguous, the Lyonet’s gland arguably plays an important role in silk production. Our knowledge on the Lyonet’s gland in heliothine species is limited; it is apparently...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26455v1
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